Humans are anxious and fearful
No surprises there
But why is this so?
Do we just shrug our shoulders
And find our comfort in drugs or climbing boulders

Or do we want to know more
About why this is so?
Otherwise there is no end to personal traumas
And emotionally charged daily dramas
Not to mention the spiritual need for grand lamas

Maybe we are terrified of what we might find
If we become adventurers of the human mind
Safer to cling to eternal hope
And risk the pain of the slippery slope

Art by Peter Viska